Do we really have to protect the KKK and other despicable groups?
Do we really have to protect the KKK and other despicable groups?Answer: Yes, because making any exceptions to U.S. civil liberties protections would mean that our government has the power to decide when our civil liberties protections apply–which means that we don’t really have any civil liberties protections at all. If we allow the government to say that the Ku Klux Klan can’t march, then we have given government the power to decide who can and can’t march. That sort of thing has been tried before under equally understandable circumstances. It never ends well.